CSD Berlin 2019
It was the 41st Christopher Street Day in Berlin – and it was as colorful and powerful as never before. Almost 500,000 people were on the streets, celebrating pride and reminding everyone that love, diversity and tolerance are what defines humanity.
This year, the motto was "50 Years Stonewall“, commemorating the events of 1969 in New York that started the global movement fighting for equal rights for the LGBTIQ community.
All pictures of this series were produced on photographic film (Kodak Pro Image) with Nikon F5 and 28-70/2.8 lens.
Since the late 1970s, Berlin has always been a fertile ground for street art. Over the past 35 or 40 years, a countless number of works have been sprayed, tagged, glued in the city, and some attempts were made to document the versatility of the artists and their works.
With Berlin Walls, I have initiated a large scale project, trying to catch the spirit of all those murals, stencil paintings, cut-outs etc., in order to come up with something like a catalogue of contemporary street art in Berlin. Due to the volatile nature of this particular art form, some works that are shown here won't probably exist anymore in a few days, weeks or months.
All pictures of this series will be published later this year in the book Berlin Walls -
A Concise Guide to Street Art in the German Capital. Excerpts will be featured in SAM - Street Art Magazine, Netherlands.
It was a great privilege to travel around Japan for five weeks in the summer of 2010. I was on an assignment for a German magazine, writing a story about the Henro pilgrimage trail on the Japanese island Shikoku, where I spent three weeks walking from temple to temple, meeting many interesting people, interviewing monks and managers, and seeing an awful lot of situations in the streets that just had to be recorded.
Monochrome Japan is only a tiny selection of those 5,000 frames that found their way onto film or sensor - a selection and collection that was featured by Vogue and shown by St. Gaudy Gallery, Berlin, in 2011. Whenever I look at these pictures, it is a constant reminder that I want to go back to Japan - not only to finish the Henro trail, of which I only walked 350 kilometers, equaling roughly a quarter, but also to see all those lovely people again, whom I met on the trail and elsewhere in beautiful Japan.
Selected pictures of Monochrome Japan are also available as Fineart prints and can be ordered directly by following this link. The prints are available in 30 x 30 cm to
60 x 60 cm sizes, all on Fineart Etch paper (museum quality).
The Colors of Berlin
Aerial photographs of Berlin's city center.
Featured by Vogue. 2012.
These pictures were taken from the visitors' platform of the television tower at Alexanderplatz.
Selected frames of the series are also available as Hahnemühle Fineart prints (Photo Rag, various sizes) and can be ordered directly from my shop.